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Summer interns share their time and talents with HealthFinders

Every year, HealthFinders is fortunate to employ a group of interns from St. Olaf and Carleton over the summer and during the academic year. This summer's team has been doing amazing work to improve and support HealthFinders through a variety of projects. We'd like to highlight a few of their projects so that our community can get an idea [...]

August 23rd, 2017|Interns & Volunteers|

HealthFinders, a model for the “21st Century Dental Team,” presents at the second annual Minnesota Oral Health Summit

On Thursday, August 3rd, the dental team at HealthFinders Collaborative traveled to Normandale Community College in Bloomington to participate in the 2017 Oral Health Summit II, sponsored by the Normandale Community College, Minnesota Department of Health, and Delta Dental of Minnesota Foundation. The event attracted hundreds of dental professionals from across the state. The theme of the day was the practice of integrating medical and dental [...]

August 18th, 2017|Awards and Recognition|

HealthFinders awarded donation of toothbrushes and toothpaste from Delta Dental of Minnesota

HealthFinders Collaborative received a donation of 1,008 toothbrushes and tubes of toothpaste by Delta Dental of Minnesota as a part of their “Inspiring Smile Power” initiative. June was National Smile Month. To celebrate, Delta Dental encouraged the public to nominate deserving Minnesota and North Dakota non-profit organizations to receive up to 1,008 donated toothbrushes and tubes of toothpaste. HealthFinders was among the overwhelming number of organizations nominated, and we were awarded the [...]

August 2nd, 2017|Dental|

A former HealthFinders volunteer gives back in an inspiring, unique way

Anne and her husband Matt at their wedding (June 3rd, 2017) HealthFinders has seen many volunteers over the years: students at the local colleges, physicians and dentists, professors, nurses, and many more. Some have been here since the very beginning, while others are able to share with us just a portion of their time in this [...]

July 24th, 2017|Awards and Recognition, Community Service|

HealthFinders completes Access to Coverage grant, increasing its capacity for patient advocacy

HealthFinders Collaborative (HFC) has recently completed its period as a grantee of the Access to Coverage (Access) program. Access, a 4-year grant program created by the Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota Foundation in April 2013, had two primary goals: increase the number of low-income Minnesotans enrolled in public health care coverage and increase [...]

July 7th, 2017|Announcements, Awards and Recognition|

HealthFinders Tackles Chlamydia with Rice County, St Olaf, & Sterling Pharmacy

Getting tested and treated for chlamydia is easy, but the chlamydia rate in Minnesota has reached epidemic rates in the last two decades. In response, HealthFinders has joined forces with local health partners to create a free chlamydia screening and treatment program for Rice County. Through this collaboration, known as Rice County Chlamydia Partnership (RCCP), [...]

June 14th, 2017|Community Engagement, Community Service|

HealthFinders Partners to Provide Somali Mental Health Resources

This year, HealthFinders Collaborative has partnered with Minnesota Care Counseling Services (MCCS) to source mental health services for our Somali community. Somali residents of Rice County will be able to meet with one of two Somali-speaking counselors in Faribault who are piloting this program. With this resource, we hope to mirror the successes [...]

June 14th, 2017|Announcements, Community Engagement, Community Service|

Meet Our New Community Health Worker: Bisharo Farah!

Meet Bisharo Farah, who joined the HealthFinders team in May as our first female Somali Community Health Worker (CHW)! Bisharo, who grew up in Faribault, is a current student at South Central College studying child development. As a CHW, she will be working to improve community health through home visits, diabetes classes, and being a [...]

June 14th, 2017|Announcements|

Meet Our New Patient Advocate: Herlen Barcenas!

Herlen came to work at HealthFinders in March 2017 as a Patient Advocate, and she is excited to help the Rice County community in any way she can. In the past few months, Herlen has been doing a bit of everything here, from scheduling appointments, reminding patients of appointments, interpreting for Spanish-speaking patients, and by [...]

June 14th, 2017|Announcements|